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How to deal with the "You're going to Disney again?" people

Discussion in 'Disney for Families' started by Fantasmic23, Feb 28, 2010.

  1. DisneyDoc5

    DisneyDoc5 Making memories...

    May 7, 2008
    Seriously, 'manufactured' fun, so all of us CRAZY people who think that is a REAL Castle, and a REAL mouse, and a REAL princess, and a REAL pirate, etc can go to our 'crazy' place and have fun without all the people who don't allow any fantasy or fun into their lives! So sad for them, the 'manufactured' fun is the fantasy and magic of Disney, it is why we all love it and go in the first place, to escape our 'real' lives, be kids again, and have fun! My kids are so happy because I allow them and myself to use our imaginations, believe in Santa, Mickey, enjoy life, it's to short!
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  3. Lucky'sMom

    Lucky'sMom DIS Veteran

    Dec 7, 1999
    I get that too. I say, "Yes, I'm a Disneyaholic. I guess my kids could do worse than having a mother who wants to take them to Disney all the time!" :goodvibes Everyone laughs and agrees with me. We actually do vacation elsewhere as well. Just last year, we also visited Hershey/Gettysburg, Washington D.C. and Williamsburg. So I make sure they get a little bit of "historical" vacations mixed in with the fun.
  4. kldmom2000

    kldmom2000 DIS Veteran

    Sep 19, 2004
    I get it constantly.... friends that tell me there's other places in this world to see other than Disney, etc..... but no other place gives you that magical feeling:goodvibes:goodvibes It's so hard to explain to non-Disney die-hards :rotfl: I'm so sad that we're not going this year :( , well, unless we are getting more back than anticipated on our taxes :rotfl: There's no place I'd rather be with my family and they feel the same way :hug:
  5. gillenkl

    gillenkl DIS Veteran

    Feb 22, 2006
    We've actually stopped telling people where we're going until we come back. We do that for all our vacations. We are blessed to be able to take vacations and I'm very greatful but I can't deal with the Debby-downers who want to make me feel guilty.

    Our holiday card this year was us at Disney. Last month a friend came up (who'd gotten the card) and said "You went to Disney?" I just said, "yes, we had a good time" and left it at that. I could feel the negativity and daggers. I don't brag in front of people and I don't need people to make me feel guilty about my vacations.
  6. LittleMissMagic

    LittleMissMagic Victoria on Vacation

    Dec 24, 2008
    You could be a smarty-pants. "No... I just lied to you." :lmao: Ah, that'll shut them up!!!
  7. iwrbnd

    iwrbnd DIS Veteran

    Dec 27, 2008
    I just answer "It's my happy place."

    I also will joke that it fits my developmental level and my attention span. That makes people laugh. But, in reality, it's the truth! Remember that scene in National Lampoon's Vacation where they look at the Grand Canyon for a few seconds and Chevy Chase is ready to go? Yep, that's me! I look at the mountains/beach/museum/whatever and say "Yep, that's neat, so what are we going to do now?" And I'm 42 years old! :scared1:
  8. sk!mom

    sk!mom DIS Veteran

    Dec 30, 2000
  9. Haganfam5

    Haganfam5 Mouseketeer

    Jan 9, 2009
    When I saw this question I had to read and respond. I cannot believe so many other people get this response to their Dis-trips. I thought I was the only one! Mostly from family but I have heard friends say it too. I guess I will have to learn from a few of the comments listed here that made me smile ;). Either they just don't get it, or they wish they were going too!
  10. skhermsmeyer

    skhermsmeyer Donald's #1 with my kids! Go figure!

    Sep 3, 2008
    :rotfl::rotfl::rotfl: LOVE IT!
  11. kid@heart2

    kid@heart2 Never too old to dream...

    Mar 27, 2009
    Well when told my husband and friends about where I would really love to go for my 40th birthday, Disney World is the first place that came to mind.

    We have perused so many trips..other than Austrailia (which I don't think will ever happen) Disney is where I wanna be. Actually hubby is pretty fond of Disney..makes a 42 year old man feel like a kid again.
  12. DrMomof3

    DrMomof3 DIS Veteran

    Jan 9, 2010
    Most people who know me just ask me, "So when are you going back to Disney?" and don't give me a hard time. They know that my family and I love Disney and they enjoy the big smile that I have when I talk about Disney. And everyone at work knows to come to me with their Disney questions!

    For the Disney-haters out there I just explain that we love Disney. It's perfect for us right now. Relatively short flight, no rental car, no car seats, relatively inexpensive, and fun. My kids may outgrow Disney or they may not. If Disney is no longer a great vacation for us, we'll go someplace else. For now it's an ideal annual vacation.

    We're a family of 5 and other "equivilent" vacation destinations are more expensive and less convenient. That's pretty convincing for me!!!

  13. Cindyrellablue

    Cindyrellablue Mouseketeer

    Mar 15, 2010
    Since I was a teenager, my mother took my sister and I to WDW every year single year. Now that my sister and I are adults, we still continue to go separately every year...twice if we can sneak it in. I find it is easier for my sis to "get away" with telling people that she is going again as she has two children but often replies "why, do you want to come?"

    When asked why I still go, I simply reply that where else can I check my adult worries at the door and just enjoy being a kid again? Last year, my fiance fell in love with the DCL and now we're planning a trip to WDW in Dec...he's a Disney newb...but very excited for the experience.

    Everyone is just jealous. :cool1:
  14. Ericandjenng

    Ericandjenng DVC--Bay Lake Tower & Hilton Head Island

    Jan 17, 2010
    Alot people will say to me "it's more expensive than [fill in the blank]!".....? Then I ask them if they've checked the prices lately of [fill in the blank]. :confused3 Most of them have no clue that every other amusement park's prices have sky-rocketed :scared1: and depending on how long you're at WDW are more expensive on a daily comparison.

    But the only constant Negative Nellie is my own mother. Because we refuse to take her with us on any more vacations. We've tried more than once, but she's just one of those people that you can never please and you will always do something wrong. I refuse to have my kids' vacations ruined with her griping and negativity!
  15. GrammyJudy

    GrammyJudy DIS Veteran

    Jan 9, 2008
    My best friend asked me last week if i ever thought of going somewhere else? I said I have been to many of the USA states, the islands, cruises, Europe but I love Disney...especially with my family. Besides it is familiar and comfortable. And each time...planning #13 right now for Jan 2011...we eat some new places and some new things and stay a new place maybe. I jsu like it!!!

    Read the book "Mousejunkies" and you will see you don't need to explain:dance3:
  16. nursegirl

    nursegirl Mouseketeer

    Aug 30, 2009
    Them: "Disney again?!"

    Us: "I KNOW! Its just SO awesome!"

  17. Jensmom80

    Jensmom80 Earning My Ears

    Apr 10, 2010
    My DD will be 10 this year and she has been 12 times. We live in IL and drive to FL every year specifically for WDW. As for my family, they are envious!! My co-workers are another story. I always get "What? Disney, again?" So I tell them yep that's where we are going. I don't figure they need more explanation than that. Most of them, the biggest majority of them actually, have never been there and liken it to (can't believe I'm going to type the disgusting words) Six Flags!! I try to "calmly and rationally" explain to them why WDW is different and better. I tell them that there isn't a single thing that they would do on any other vacation that isn't at WDW. Horseback riding? They got it! Swimming/Water Parks? Check! Thrill rides? Yep Golfing? Sure thing... and I'll go on and on with some of them and they've yet to be able to name anything that WDW doesn't have. My biggest plus about WDW I tell them is for some reason a kind of calm, serenity comes over us there. I don't have to argue with my DD and me and my DG-ma don't argue or disagree either. There is just something truly magical about WDW! It must be the Pixie Dust!
  18. Fantasmic23

    Fantasmic23 A little nonsense now and then is relished by the

    Apr 10, 2008
    I bought Mousejunkies a month ago and I love it!! :lovestruc
  19. nexttripdisney

    nexttripdisney Mouseketeer

    Aug 14, 2009
    "We LOVE Disney and feel there's no place on earth like it!"
  20. bedgraynexl

    bedgraynexl It is pitch black. You are likely to be eaten by a

    Sep 20, 2005
    Something I have noticed is that most of the "Disney Haters" seem to have their own special place that they go each and every year. Usually Vegas. I like Vegas ok, but I prefer Disney. I just don't go around disparaging other people's vacation choices. Wish they would leave mine alone.
  21. Minnie*bell

    Minnie*bell Mouseketeer

    Sep 3, 2009
    Ya? What's is w/ WDW that people have such an issue w/ I'll tell u it is ALWAYS the people who only go to the magic kingdom or have really short trips. Its always people who don't do the dinner shows or nice meals in WDW. I mean there is more to do in WDW then anywhere I have ever been. I have been to all those beachs u mentioned & yes cape cod & martha's vin have great charm. But guess what? I get that feel @ the boardwalk in WDW or lay on a beach @ the Poly. I can feel like I'm in a different part of the world everyday. Plus I don't suck like the boring people who ask that question. I like to have fun w/o getting wasted at the beach. lol! Don't get me wrong, I love the beach, I just really love a WDW much, much more. Plus those people are prob. really cheap.

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